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A Walk With Elephants

Emma Bean, Guest Writer

February 5, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hal Perrine. Although he is no longer of this world, I will always remember the old man who collected anything and everything involving elephants. I do not have a definite reason as to why he was fascinated with such thing...

Dangerous Temperatures for Homeless

Griselda, reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Editorials

Emergency shelters open their doors during frigid temperatures, but restrictive procedures make accommodations difficult for the homeless population. Certain shelters focus on housing either all female or male applicants. Shelte...

What We’re Missing Out On

Griselda Maya, Reporter

January 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Sex. Sex. Sex. We are constantly bombarded with provocative images and yet are deprived from learning anything about health education pertaining to sex. Knowledge of our body is constantly censored. Censorship on mentio...

Severus Snape and Starman

Severus Snape and Starman

January 23, 2016

Scars that Teach

Emma Bean, Guest Writer

January 13, 2016

Filed under Columns

Broken. That is what I am, or was. Lashes cover my heart and mind. Deep marks that aren’t visible unless provoked. In certain situations involving other people, the anxiety and anticipation builds up; I start to cry from the str...

What They Don’t Know

Christine Zhu, Guest Writer

November 7, 2015

Filed under Columns

Blue, pink and ragged, a cloth doll lays on the ground. In the morning light, its threaded eyes seem almost gray. But I know. I know what lies behind the clouding dust motes. In 1999 I know that the ripped fabric of its b...

Gun Reform Sounds Scarier Than It Should

Brandon Roebuck, Reporter

November 4, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Another public shooting has occurred in which Umpqua Community College was attacked by a man now identified as Christopher Harper-Mercer. Now Oregon faces its largest massacre in modern history. And, of course, guns were invo...


Griselda Maya, Reporter

November 3, 2015

Filed under Columns

Neat. That’s how I am. People are impressed at how clean my room is. However, if they would take apart my room, they would find “trash” everywhere. If they were to look under my bed, they would find a black box filled w...

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